HERE'S THE STORY: faculty who teach in IVC's A205 (the "Anthro" room) figure out that there’s a disturbing pattern among instructors who use the room: they’re suffering bronchitis and the like. (See The mold monster returns?) They alert the authorities, who blow them off as per usual, but then students who’ve apparently been sickened by A205—four of 'em—come out of the woodwork and that’s when things start jumpin’—in the way that things jump at IVC, namely:
Administration have the HVAC system inspected, and it checks out A-OK. That means that the problem is specific to A205—likely the mold monster. This information isn’t sent to the faculty or students—it's the usual IVC communication zilchitude. But, somehow, the info does get to faculty.
Anyhow, the name of the administrative doctrine then embraced is “the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing” (aka the prime Roquemorian directive). By this morning, one peevish instructor is under the impression that room A205 is locked and entry is strictly verboten (this morning, I dropped by A205 and took a picture of the "verboten" warning on the door; sure enough, the door was locked).
Yeah, great. But then an instructor who uses A205 shows up (at 8:00) to teach her class there—nobody’s tells her about this verbotenitude. And so she says, "What's the deal?" and she calls security, who immediately send over a cop who unlocks the door. The instructor is soon happily teaching to her flock in this sick classroom, a fact just then noticed by the aforementioned clued-in instructor and her dean, who happen to be walking (and peeving) along the path outside A205! (See pic below.) Jeez!
To make a long story short, the room is again locked and declared verboten. Last I checked it’s still that way, but who knows. Maybe, by now, they’ve moved Early College (or Intro to Mold) in there or something. You never know. Not around here, that's for sure.
UPDATE: I checked the door of A205 this morning (Friday). The "verboten" sign remains, but the door is now unlocked!
|Moisture outside the southeast window is a possible source of seepage.|
"Hey, they're holding class in there!"